As the horror story at the Yale Fertility clinic comes to light, documented in the newly premiered podcast, The Retrievals, a dozen women speak out about their traumatic experiences at the clinic, where pain meds were secretly swapped out for saline. As many as 200 women underwent invasive egg retrievals without proper pain management, where their outcry for help went minimized and refused more medication.
This incident is a testament to the disparities in the way women’s pain is interpreted and not taken seriously by people in a position of authority and society as a whole, eventually leading to societal norms that are imbalanced, unacceptable and in some cases, unethical. Fifty-six of women percent say their pain has been dismissed or not taken seriously by health providers.
Given the severity of recent events, there is an urgent need to bring awareness to untold truths.
About our guest:
Dr. Amy Divaraniya is an American-Indian fertility specialist and founder/developer of advanced technology for at-home hormone testing. Her educational background plus her personal and professional experience make her an authoritative and knowledgeable source on such topics.
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